Peace Lily

Spathiphyllum wallisii

White Sails

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A close up of some white Spathiphyllum wallisii flowers and green leaves
profile iconSpathiphyllum wallisii2749939692
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Spathiphyllum wallisii is an evergreen perennial species in the arum family, Araceae. Also commonly known as a Peace Lily, this attractive species produces lance-shaped, shiny leaves and white flowering spathes. Flowers measure approximately 15cm in length and range from pure white to cream to green-tinged. Native to the tropical rainforest regions of the Americas, this plant can naturally be found in Colombia and Venezuela. This species is an attractive foliage plant that tolerates neglect well, it is a popular houseplant due to its preference to a shady location, it adapts well to growing indoors but will flower better with increased light. It has also been found to absorb certain contaminants very effectively from the air.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Propagation

Division

Divide in the winter after flowering has finished.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Colombia and Venezuela

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

Green, White
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